Local NAIDOC Events Calendar

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 17:00
Location: Canberra, ACT
Event Venue: Australian Parliament House, Level 1

'Sageraw Thonar – Stories from the Southeasterly Season: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Knowledge from Badu Art Centre' sees artists from Badu Art Centre in the Torres Strait examine cultural traditions and knowledge through large-scale linocut prints. Featuring the work of Joseph Au, Aiona Tala Gaidan, Edmund Laza, Laurie Nona, Matilda Malujewel Nona, Michael Nona and Alick Tipoti, the works in the exhibition visually respond to the season of Sageraw Thonar in which the southeast winds blow. Animal totems, island flora, and environmental and cultural issues are discussed

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 13:30 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 13:30
Location: Canberra, ACT
Event Venue: Australian Parliament House

This exhibition is intended to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Indigenous parliamentarians to the Australian Parliament. It features portraits of current and former Indigenous parliamentarians, personal stories, footage of first speeches and other objects of significance. Works from the Parliament House Art Collection and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia as well as other public and private collections have been brought together for the first time for this historic exhibition.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 14:00 to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:00
Location: Perth, WA
Event Venue: Through Western Australia

See WA Police officers embody the spirit of reconciliation, as they do their job! Throughout NAIDOC Week and for months to come, all Western Australians can see 2100 WA Police officers wearing special police uniform shirts featuring one of seven different art images, by WA Aboriginal artists. Each image represents a WA region. Those same great images have been emblazoned on seven operational police vehicles - 6 for WA's regional districts and one for the metropolitan area of Perth. Check out WA Police's Facebook page for great videos of their recent trips to those districts. Ask

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00 to Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 16:00
Location: Sydney, NSW
Event Venue: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Join us for the opening of the exhibition 'Ngarunga Guru: Stories of River & Water' at the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery. The exhibition explores the rivers and waterways of the Dharug nation and its meaning and significance for Aboriginal people. The exhibition features work by artists
Yvonne Koolmatrie, Leanne Tobin, Dianne Ussher, Steven Barton, Susan Grant Murphy, Glen Cunningham, Victoria Woods, Judy Watson and the
Guntawang Aboriginal Women’s Group. Related activities will also be running including cycle tours, artists talks & art workshops. See

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 16:00
Location: Kandos, NSW
Event Venue: Kandos Museum 22 Buchanan Street Kandos NSW 2848

The Dabee – Mudgee Stories Traveling Exhibition will be on display at the Museum from Sunday July 2 to Sunday July 30.
The exhibition is an interpretive exhibition of indigenous culture and history documenting activities of individuals and events relating to the Wiradjuri and Dabee – Mudgee people in the Central Western Region.
On Wednesday 5th from 10.30am Kandos Museum will host a NAIDOC week free morning tea.
Supported by Mid-Western Regional Council.
All Welcome

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 17:00
Location: Perth, WA
Event Venue: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Federal Referendum that was considered by many to be a critical turning point for political change within Indigenous affairs. This Federal Referendum recommended the removal of two clauses within the Australian Constitution that were discriminatory towards Indigenous Australians and, as a result of the political climate of the time, saw the highest YES vote ever recorded, with 90.77 per cent voting for change.

This exhibition will present the perspectives of a number of diverse Indigenous artistic communities from across Western Australia

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 18:00 to Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 19:00
Location: Redfern, NSW
Event Venue: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent Street, Redfern NSW 2016

SHOW #26
Featuring Dennis Golding, Darren Charlwood & Nicole Renee Phillips

This month we celebrate NAIDOC and pay our respects to our First Nations friends with a seriously great show by some local heroes. Just in case you forgot how super Redfern can be, young Kamilaroi/Gamillaraay artist Dennis Golding has turned our STREETSPACE back into a cloakroom by creating ‘pin-ups’ of his childhood comic book faves alongside power symbols from Kamilaroi country.

Inside, we have a heavyweight takeover of the CURIOSITY CABINET by Wiradjuri man Darren

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 08:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 16:00
Location: Merrylands, NSW
Event Venue: Exhibition open from 4 - 28 July 2017 (during Council business hours,

NAIDOC Exhibition “Our Languages Matter” – Works from the West and Beyond by Geoff Sellman and Terry Lockley Exhibition open from 4 - 28 July 2017 (during Council business hours, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 16:00
Location: Cessnock, NSW
Event Venue: Cessnock Regional Art Gallery - 16 Vincent St, Cessnock NSW

Ngani Barray (This Country), is the first major solo exhibition by award-winning Wanaruah artist Lesley Salem. The Ngani Barray Series of paintings charts the journeys Salem undertakes in her work as a rural and remote nurse in regional communities in NSW. “The distances travelled can be vast and at rest stops I take the time to record the colours and seasonal imagery of the topography that surrounds me. As source material for creating the paintings I use my notebooks that record the landscape as seen from the ground, and for accuracy of the maps as well as additional inspiration for

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 18:00 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 14:30
Location: Lane Cove, NSW
Event Venue: Gallery Lane Cove. Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Blak Mirror is an exhibition featuring emerging, early career, regional, local and interstate multidisciplinary artists reflecting their view of Australian society through a black lens. The artists' works gaze into the eyes of non-Aboriginal people and reflect the current realities of being Aboriginal today, whilst holding a mirror up to Australian society.

The exhibition is curated by Jason Wing, a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Calling into question our understanding of history and of our current socio-political reality,